What version of PSE and where are you seeing the folders? Can you post a screenshot?
It is version 11 of PSE. I dont have a screen shot as I deleted the catalogue files afterwards but it was similar to;
i.e. occasionaly a correct sub folder would be present.
I am using LR4 as well as PSE 11 could that be influencing the outcome?
Thanks for your help BTW.
Where are you importing these files from? Just in case you see the issue again, right click on the Folder name >> choose Reveal in Finder.
Such names usually correspond to temp folders/folders for keeping thumbnails/etc.
The files (by which I mean pictures) are already resident on the main hard drive on the mac. Do you know of a way of importing the files into PSA 11 without these invisible folders appearing. To go down the list and remove them will take a long time as there are literally hundreds of them.
They don't come up on their own. Files from these folders must surely have been imported, even if by mistake.
Have you imported from iPhoto library into Organizer?
For now I would recomment creating a new catalog and seeing if these folders appear in the new catalog as well?